va1 [vá] vb.
1. (of animal) to dissect; to cut up;
2. to break into parts along natural lines of partitioning (e.g. the parts of a kola-nut):
Va ẹvbẹe na ne a rriọe ― “Break this kola that we may eat it”
3. (of plantain) to peel; to split and remove the peel:
Ọ va ọghẹdẹ ye erhẹn: “She peeled a plantain (and put it) in the fire (to roast).”
va2 [vá] vb.
(of sickness): to be afflicted by illness (usually has “uhunmwun” as its subject):
Uhunmwun va mwẹn ― “I am sick; I am not well.”
vaa [vàá] vb.
to split into two parts (they need not be equal). to break or crack:
Ọ ya erhan vaa re uhunmwun ― “He broke her head with a stick.”
vaan [vã̀ã́] vb.
to call at a place, (by way of digression from the main destination); to make a side-call at a place.
Ọ vaan owa mwẹn vbe ọ ke ẹki dee ― “She called at my house on her way from the market.”
van [vã́] vb.
Ọ van mu iran ― “He shouted on them.”
vabọ [vàbɔ́] vb.
1. to branch off; to develop a branch:
Erhan na vabọ gbaa ehe hia ― “This tree has branched all over.”
2. to depart from a main track; to digress; to change course. (cf. vaan).
vanbọ [vã̀bɔ́] vb.
1. to cease (from doing something); to desist; to stop:
Ọ vanbọ vbe ayọn ne a da ― “He has stopped drinking alcohol.”
ve [vé] vb.
to price something; to bargain for:
Ei gua ve emwin ― “He does not know how to bargain for something.”
vẹ1 [vɛ́] vb.
1^.^ (of a secret; scheme) to become exposed; to come to the open:
Ero ne iran ru vẹe gbe iran ― “The trick or secret scheme that they made got exposed on them.”
2. to expose:
Gha vẹe ero na? ― “Who exposed this scheme?”
vẹ2 [vɛ́] vb.
1. (of a sore) to deteriorate; to break out:
Ghẹ gi ẹtẹ na vẹ sẹ ọna ― “Don’t let this sore deteriorate more than this.”
2. to disperse (of a crowd) ―
Iran vẹe kpaọ ― “They all dispersed.”
3. to spill, to pour out:
Igarri vẹe kua vbe ẹbo ― “The garri poured out of the sack.”
vẹẹ [vɛ̀ɛ́] vb.
to disperse a crowd; to chase away a large group of people or animals in different directions:
Ọ vẹẹ avbe ẹwe nii kua ― “He chased away the goats in different directions.”
vẹn1 [vɛ̃́] vb.
vẹn2 [vɛ̃́] vb.
1. (of a fire) to catch; to break into flames:
Hie erhẹn na ne ọ vẹn ― “Blow this fire so that it may catch.”
2. to spark off; to erupt; to break out:
Ẹzọ vẹn ne iran vbe odọ ― “A quarrel has broken out among them over there.”
vẹn3 [vɛ̃́] vb.
to swear (usually by something deemed powerful or potent, such as God or a special deity, etc.).
vian [vĩ̀ã́] vb.
to grumble; to complain (about misfortune or lacks.).
viẹ [vyɛ́] vb.
1. to cry; to weep.;
2. to crow (of a rooster).
viẹn [vỹɛ̃́] vb.
1. to ripen (used mainly of palm fruits);
2. (of eyes) to wear a look expressive of a longing for, (a strong desire for):
Aro ẹre viẹn ye ọmwẹn evbare ― “His eyes are set on my food: He longs for my food.”
viẹnviẹnrẹnviẹn [vyɛ̃́vyɛ̃́ɽɛ̃́vyɛ̃́] adj.; adv.
describes something extremely small.
vin1 [vĩ́] vb.
1^.^ to dart; to start very rapidly in some direction:
Ọ vin gberra mwẹn ― “He darted past me.”
vin rraa ― “to jump over.”
vin2 [vĩ́] vb.
1^.^ to cut with a sharp object (e.g. in vaccination);
2. to mark (something):
Ọ vin emwin ye egbeken ― “He marked something on the wall.”
vinhẹn [vĩ̀hɛ̃́] vb.
(< vẹn ― ihẹn) “to swear an oath”: to swear (cf. vẹn3).
vinnọ [vĩ̀nɔ̃́] vb.
pl. and iter. sense of vin 1 and 2.:
Iran vinno kua ― “They darted away”
Ọ ya abẹe vinnọ ọnrẹn uhunmwun ― “He used a pen-knife to cut marks on his head.”
viọ [vìɔ́] vb.
1. pl. sense of rhie (i.e. implies that many objects (people or things) are taken; or that many people are performing the taking; or both.):
Iran viọ iran kpaọ ― “He took them away”
Iran viọ eso kpaọ ― “They took some away.”
vo [vó] vb.
(of yams) to rot internally (usually from excessive heat):
Iyan na ne u dẹ rre voo ― “This yam that you bought home has rotted.”
Ghẹ gie iyan na vo ― “Don’t let this yam rot.”
vu [vú] vb.
1. to root out; to dig up:
Ọ vu inian erhan nii hin otọe rre ― “He dug up the roots of that tree out of the ground.”
vulo [vùló] vb.
pl. and iter. sense of vu:
Iran vulo igari ke ugbo rre ― “They dug up some garri roots from the farm.”
vuan [vũ̀ã́] vb.
to slip and fall from a height:
Ọ vuan vbe aga ― “He slipped and fell from the chair.”
vuọn1 [vw̃ɔ̃́] vb.
to be full ―
“Akhe na vuọẹn ne amẹ”^ ― “This pot is full of water.”
vùọn2 [vw̃ɔ̃́] vb.
to fill ―
Ọ sa amẹ vuọn akhe ― “He fetched water to fill the pot.”
vuuun [vṹṹṹ] adv.; adj.
describes something very deep.